Ulumbaza White of Springfontein

Ulumbaza

Winemaking

All four cultivars were vinified seperately in stainless steel tanks. Semillon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc grapes were harvested by hand in the early hours of the morning in crates and stored overnight in a cold room below 5 degrees Celcius. The following morning the grapes were hand sorted before destemming, crushing and pressed immediately with minimum skin contact. The pressed juice was clarified over 48 hours before fermentation. Pinotage grapes were harvested by hand and pressed immediately whole bunch to reduce any colour extraction from the skins. After pressing the juice was first arerated to brown any slight colour present. The browning drops out during fermentation resutling in a "white Pinotage" wine. After fermentation all four cultivars were kept seperate on fine lees for 3 months and then blended.

Springfontein Wine Estate (Pty)Ltd, PO Box 71, Stanford 7210, Reg. No. 1996/006494/07  VAT No. 402 016 0323
Telephone: 028 341 0651 |  Fax: 028 341 0112 |  Dr. Johst Weber, Director (CEO), Tariro Masayiti – General Manager/ Winemaker